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It always fills me with vicarious pride to see Destructoid blurbs pop up on store pages or accolades trailers. Here is Destructoid's score attached to one of the biggest games of the year.



 
 
 

Man, Samus got buff for Ultimate! I dig it.


 
 
 

So I was playing the Katamari Switch demo earlier. I've never played a Katamari game before, and I hate having to ask this, but...is it supposed to be impossible to control?!

 
 
 

One of these things is not like the others; one of these things just doesn’t belong here.


 
 
 

Just came back from my date, and I fumbled my way through telling her I like her. She says she likes me but she's not looking for a relationship right now. She doesn't want any commitment since she's planning to leave in about a year. So that super sucks.

 
 
 

I am become Smash Bro, destroyer of scrubs. Look upon me, filthy casuals, and despair.


 
 
 

Going into “old man yells at cloud” territory, but I’m actually not psyched about Joker in Smash. I dunno, Persona just never did much for me, and I don’t think it’s particularly iconic. If anything I would’ve had Flynn (SMT IV) over it.

 
 
 

So besides Smash releasing tomorrow, I'm also taking date lady to see Mortal Engines (we're both fans of Peter Jackson). The book's cool, but I'm not really expecting the movie to be great. Then again, that hardly matters anymore at this point, does it?

 
 
 

Lying on the couch with a bag of pepernoten, playing Darksiders 3. Happy Sinterklaas! (For the two of you who know what that means)


 
 
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I rather enjoy Fury's complete lack of patience for just about anything, including videogame tropes like the Rule of Three or Navi telling you what to do.

 
 
 

It's always hard to tell who my mains will be in a new game, but going from the previous titles, this seems like a solid bet. Luigi forever, fite me.


 
 
 

I kind of love how brazen Darksiders is about nicking elements from other games. 1 was GoW meets Zelda and literally had Portal in it, 2 had blatant Prince of Persia animations, and now 3 just straight-up has Dark Souls items lying next to bodies in it.

 
 
 

I never followed up on that Comic-Con date I had on Saturday, so here it is: We had a really good time! I'm not sure where it's going to go from here, but she was having fun all day and that's all it ultimately is about. Details in comments.

 
 
 

Fury finally has a horse; Rampage. She seems pretty fond of it! Still hyped.



 
 
 

So Fury ASMR is a thing. An official thing, even!



 
 
 

Are there any long-time experienced Pokémon players who got one of the Let's Go games? Are you enjoying it? I'm digging the new art but I'm worried the gameplay won't be all that interesting for people with 20 years of mainline Pokémon under their belt.


 
 
 

Just bumped into the lady I had a date with (and who I'll be taking to Comic-con) for the first time in a while. I'm more worried for that second date now, because I wasn't really getting "It's so great to see you again because I'm super into you" vibes.

 
 
 

Gotta follow the laws of the wild.



 
 
 

Despite its meme status, I genuinely love the setting, characters, art and gameplay of the Darksiders series. I'm currently trying to replay them both before Darksiders 3 comes out in a few weeks. Super excited about it!


 
 
 

So I asked my date from a few weeks ago to go to Comic-Con together, and she agreed(!). On top of that, I just learned that Charles Martinet will be there (!) and the photo op tickets were still available (!!!). Today was a good day.

 
 
 

I was watching last week's Smash Treehouse streams earlier, and seeing that full character select screen is something else. If you had showed me this pic 5 - 10 years ago, I would not just have called it fake, I would've called it laughably fake.


 
 
 

I was getting a little tired of all the talking in Castlevania season 2, but hot damn; when those action sequences hit it fucking knocks them out of the park. One of the best animated fight scenes ever towards the end there. So worth it.

 
 
 

And this, kids, is why you don't put your faith in leaks. Seriously though, my response to Piranha Plant is much the same as it was for Wii Fit Trainer way back when: It's ridiculous, it's unnecessary...and that's why I love it.

 
 
 

My coworker just told me all about a new band he'll be performing in, called "Flannery". He says it means something in Irish, but you can be sure that I did my civic duty and told him with Flannery really means.


 
 


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .



I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.



Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Because VIDEOGAMES!
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:


StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:


and a Spell Card for The Wombat:


Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:


RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:


And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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